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Writer's Block: On the Road
What's on your perfect playlist for a cross-country road trip?

I don't know that it's perfect, but I did recently create a playlist called "Amurrrrrrica", full of songs that are either about America, or completely unique to America: they couldn't have come from anywhere else, due either to subject matter, musical style, both, or something else. Some are a little abstract, and some refer more to history than to current events, but I think it's pretty neat.

Georgia on my mind - Billie Holiday
Summertime - same
Blowin' in the wind - Bob Dylan
Hurricane - same
Thunder Road - Bruce Springsteen
Born to run - same
For what it's worth - Buffalo Springfield
Fortunate son - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Lullaby of Broadway - Dick Powell
Hooray for Hollywood - Dick Powell and a bunch of other so-and-sos
China Grove - Doobie Brothers
Harlem twist - Duke Ellington and His Orchestra
It don't mean a thing (if it ain't got that swing) - same
Vote for Mr. Rhythm - Ella Fitzgerald
Can't help falling in love - Elvis Presley
Delta bound - The Flying Neutrinos
Barbarin's second line - same
Don't fence me in - Frank Sinatra (yes, really)
Puttin' on the Ritz - Fred Astaire
Rhapsody in blue - George Gershwin
Rhapsody #2 for piano and orchestra - same
The Gold Diggers' Song (We're in the money) - Ginger Rogers
Don't sit under the apple tree - Glenn Miller and His Orchestra
Big Rock Candy Mountain - Harry McClintock
Can't help lovin' that man - Helen Morgan
Sweet Baby James - James Taylor
Mercedes Benz - Janis Joplin
Me and Bobby McGee - same
The night they drove Old Dixie down - Joan Baez
Prison trilogy (Billy Rose) - same
Please come to Boston - same
Amazing Grace - same
California - Joni Mitchell
Happy birthday, Mr. President - Marilyn Monroe
Dancing in the street - Martha and the Vandellas
What's going on - Marvin Gaye
Set out running - Neko Case
Thrice All American - same
This tornado loves you - same
Red tide - same
Train from Kansas City - same
This little light - same
(Sittin' on) the dock of the bay - Otis Redding
Sometimes I feel like a motherless child - Paul Robeson
John Henry - same
Ol' Man River - same
Sail away - Randy Newman
Louisiana 1927 - same
Car wash - Rose Royce
The Charleston - The Savoy Orpheans
America - Simon and Garfunkel
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
Why can't we be friends? - War

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Good list... I'd add "Sixteen Tons" by Tennessee Ernie Ford.

i was mostly expecting this to be all bruce springsteen songs

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